A Guide to Installation Techniques for Residential Systems
This correspondence course, also available in Spanish, teaches installers the techniques for residential fire sprinkler system installation according to the 2007 ed. of NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, in as little as 6 months. Modules include introduction to the trade; construction math; system design considerations; tools, material & installation overview; and special systems & retrofit. Appendices on the subjects of CPVC pipe & fittings and copper tube systems are also included.
This course teaches installers the techniques for residential fire sprinkler system installation according to the 2007 edition of NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.
Although many contractors are accustomed to protecting large structures from fire based on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, many communities are beginning to take action to protect their private residences from fire, and while the same basic principles apply, residential systems vary considerably from their larger commercial counterparts.
The book is divided into five modules. Each module includes a series of lessons that cover a particular topic within the scope of that module. Some of the topics addressed in this new book are: basic safety, basic construction math, metric conversion processes, system overview, piping system configurations, residential sprinkler system design criteria, residential sprinkler types, sprinkler system types, sprinkler system components, hydraulic calculations, special applications, electrolysis, plans, water supplies, tool types, threaded pipe, CPVC, copper, sprinkler installation, special systems, multi-purpose systems, typical sprinkler system water supply, microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), and air/water interface structures.
Paired with a training DVD, AFSA’s training guide provides fire sprinkler contractors with the tools they need to quickly, yet effectively, train their employees on residential fire sprinkler systems installation. Test materials are provided to allow student testing on a periodic basis. Tests are taken online or paper tests are forwarded to AFSA’s headquarters for grading, and the company is notified of student’s test scores.
* Residential Fire Sprinkler System Installation: A Guide to Installation Techniques for Residential Systems is intended only for use in residential applications for one- and two-family dwellings and to assist the user in installation of residential sprinkler systems in compliance with NFPA 13D. Residential sprinkler systems should be installed by an experienced, licensed installation contractor and need to meet NFPA standards as well as all local building codes.